Fundraising Auction – When The Dust Settles – Bidding Now Open Until 19 October 2021
When The Dust Settles offers an extraordinary opportunity to acquire works by leading artists while supporting the future of contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the last 34 years, Artspace Aotearoa has presented over 400 exhibitions by more than 2000 artists. For When The Dust Settles, 36 works by seminal artists return to the gallery for presentation and sale in an ambitious fundraising auction.
This auction intends to generate the last necessary funds to complete three newly designed spaces in the Artspace Aotearoa basement. The completion of these spaces will realise a greater and better aligned range of opportunities and entry points for artists, curators and other cultural practitioners at Artspace Aotearoa. Read more about this project here.
Artspace Aotearoa have partnered with Webb’s to deliver When The Dust Settles. Bidding is open from 10am Thursday 14 October to Tuesday 19 October, with lots closing in groups of 10 every two minutes from 8pm. For more information on any of the works featured in this sale please reach out. When The Dust Settles is made possible with the support of our artist community, their representing galleries and Webb's. Ngā mihi nui. Place a bid.
What Will The Money Be Used For?
The When The Dust Settles fundraising auction intends to generate the last necessary funds to complete three newly designed spaces in the Artspace Aotearoa basement.
These include a cinema and project space equipped to show moving image work from Aotearoa and overseas, a workshop open to artists and the public, and an international and local residency studio that will house four residents per year, stimulating non-result based artistic research. Completing our new facilities forms the last part of a three year vision to realise an expanded Artspace Aotearoa that is able to offer programming and support beyond existing opportunities.
The development of our new basement spaces looks sharply to the future, in which artistic practices continue to have changing needs in terms of social relations, materials and professional mentorship. The completion of our three new spaces will honour the decades-long support structure that Artspace is known for, renewing and expanding this commitment in the present.
Funds raised through When the Dust Settles will go directly into the built infrastructure of our space - work that cannot be paid for through our primary funding. This is why we need your support now.
Do The Artists Get Paid?
When The Dust Settles hopes to prove the tenability of an arts fundraising model that remunerates participation. In acknowledgment of the personal costs incurred in creating the works on offer and maintaining the practice that generates them, all artists are offered 50% commission. The commission structure also acknowledges artists’ dealer galleries, and allocates funding to produce a publication post-auction that chronicles the relationship between these artists and Artspace Aotearoa, capturing the rich personal histories that permeate our organisation and wider arts ecology.
This commission split holds true to the kaupapa of Artspace Aotearoa and our determination to advocate for artists. A number of When The Dust Settles artists have pledged to donate the entirety of funds raised through the sale of their work. We are extremely grateful and humbled by their generosity.
Who’s Behind This?
When The Dust Settles includes works by foundational artists and more recent alumni of our programme. These artists have all made significant contributions to the story of Artspace Aotearoa, and have pledged their support to this project in recognition of the considerable impact our organisation has made on their practices, and more broadly, on contemporary art discourse and practice in Aotearoa. We are extremely grateful for their support, as well as that of the gallerists, writers, and other members of our community who have come together to celebrate the history of our organisation, and tautoko our future.
When The Dust Settles was developed and is delivered by the team at Artspace Aotearoa with the support of Artspace Aotearoa Trustee Hamish Coney and Project Manager Victoria McAdam.
Ngā Mihi Nui
We appreciate the time and insights of the gallerists who contributed to this project through generous consultation and supporting the participation of artists they represent. Ngā mihi nui Ivan Anthony, Alison Bartley, Dan du Bern, Mary-Louise Browne, Trish Clark, Dominic Feuchs, John Gow, Robert Heald, Anna Jackson, Gary Langsford, Michael Lett, Jonathan Smart, Chantelle Smith, Andrew Thomas, and Jenny Todd.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of Webb’s. Ngā mihi nui Paul Evans, Christine Kearney, Charles Ninow, Bruce Qin, Adrienne (AD) Schierning, Lucy Munro, and the wider Webb’s whānau.
We also extend our gratitude to the artists and writers who have contributed new writing to this digital catalogue, or allowed us to re-publish their work: Dan Arps, Mary-Louise Browne, Sophia Cai, Wystan Curnow, Natasha Conland, Cosmin Costinaş, Jess Johnson, Sam Te Kani, Divyaa Kumar, Tessa Laird, Chloe Lane, Judy Millar, Nathan Pōhio, Christian Rattemeyer, Hanna Scott, Megan Tamati-Quennell and Vivian Ziherl.
And to other members of our extended community who have offered invaluable expertise and support, including Luke Boyle, Geoffrey Heath of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Kate McKenzie-Pollock at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, Oliver Roake, the team at Blink, Brock Williams at Crucial Colour and many others.
The visual identity of When The Dust Settles is designed by Extended Whānau. Ngā mihi nui Tyrone Ohio and Rob Lewis. This website was built by Dexter Edwards. Ngā mihi nui Dex!
How To Buy Works
The works included in this digital catalogue will be available to purchase in an online auction that opens 10am 14 October and closes 8pm 19 October. This auction will be hosted on Webb’s Online Auction Portal, which sits within their website. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive a reminder when this auction goes live on 14 October. In order to bid, you will need to register or sign in to a Webb’s account. You can do this now ahead of the When The Dust Settles fundraising auction opening, or when bidding is open.
Support Artspace Aotearoa
Artspace Aotearoa is indebted to our community who have grown with us over the last 34 years. We realise not everyone in this community is in a position to purchase a work through this fundraiser. If you would like to contribute, you can support Artspace Aotearoa by sharing this catalogue with someone, becoming a member, purchasing an edition or publication through our website, or making a donation. We welcome donations of all sizes, even the smallest donation or membership fee enables us to cover important costs.
Ask Us Anything
If you have any questions, enquiries, would like a condition report, or to organise a remote viewing of the gallery, please reach out:
Artspace Aotearoa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamish Coney, email@example.com
Victoria McAdam, firstname.lastname@example.org